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How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

See your doctor: Without knowing your specific symptoms, i would contact your doctor to help. Interferon has many side effects and the best way to deal with them is to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor who is treating you. They can prescribe medications that help with certain symptoms. ...Read more

Interferon (Definition)

Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more


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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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New hepc treatments-pills-I hav been told need older treatments along w/this.Rivo&inteferon.Is this common? Also treatmnt "too toxic"for me right nw.?

New hepc treatments-pills-I hav been told need older treatments along w/this.Rivo&inteferon.Is this common? Also treatmnt "too toxic"for me right nw.?

New treatments: Interferon is a drug used to treat HCV, does not act on the virus itself. Newer agents, called direct acting antivirals, act directly on the virus to suppress proliferation. The first DAAs required ribavirin and even interferon, but the newer agents will be mixed together so that neither ribavirin and interferon will be required. These should be available soon, so you may want to wait. ...Read more

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How can one deal with the side effects of interferon?

See your doctor: Without knowing your specific symptoms, i would contact your doctor to help. Interferon has many side effects and the best way to deal with them is to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor who is treating you. They can prescribe medications that help with certain symptoms. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
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Add railings for support
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The one-two of t helper cells: does interferon-gamma knock out the th2 hypothesis for asthma?

The one-two of t helper cells: does interferon-gamma knock out the th2 hypothesis for asthma?

Th2 hypothesis: I really do not understand the question. In the current understanding and current medical literature, that is nothing to disprove t-helper2 cells mediating asthma ; other allergic disorders. ...Read more

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I have been injected by one dose of interferon as a precaution for virus c , did this harm my body. This happened since 6 yrs ago?

Interferon: This will not have harmed you, but you should definitely go and be tested to see if you have hepatitis c and whether there may be a need for treatment. This is a very serious illness. ...Read more

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Chronic hepatitis b ... I did interferon therapy for one year and then 1 year break and now I have viral loud 38074609 copies / ml.What i do?

Go back to doctor: See a hepatologist. There is new therapy available with which to treat this disease. Because the alternative is ultimately cirrhosis and possibly hepatocellular carcinoma and death it is certainly worthwhile looking into. Best wishes. ...Read more